Hear the real-life story of a teenager who took all the right steps, including using a Project ChildSafe gun lock, to prevent his girlfriend from attempting suicide.
Knowing the warning signs of suicide and limiting access to lethal means, including firearms, for at-risk teens can help save lives. Project ChildSafe has resources designed specifically for teens to help them identify suicide risk factors, take steps to start a conversation and get support from trusted adults who can help.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or thoughts of suicide, dial 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis lifeline and know that you are not alone. Project ChildSafe has resources that can help both those who are struggling and their parents.
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- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s More than Sad resource for parents, high school students and teachers
- Seize the Awkward peer-to-peer resources for teens and young adults
- Visit StopBullying.gov for bullying- and cyberbullying-specific resources